Interaction of multi-site cracks

R. Jones, S. Hammond, J. F. Williams, M. Heller

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This paper uses the finite element alternating technique to study the effect of multiple cracks, ie. multi-site damage (MSD), in an aluminum alloy plate. For the particular problem under investigation it is shown that the maximum value of the stress intensity factor occurring in a two dimensional array of cracks can be directly estimated from a knowledge of the solution for a single crack.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th Australian Aeronautical Conference
Number of pages7
Edition93 pt 6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1993
EventAustralian Aeronautical Conference 1993 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 13 Sep 199315 Sep 1993
Conference number: 5th


ConferenceAustralian Aeronautical Conference 1993

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Jones, R., Hammond, S., Williams, J. F., & Heller, M. (1993). Interaction of multi-site cracks. In Proceedings of the 5th Australian Aeronautical Conference (93 pt 6 ed., Vol. 2, pp. 471-477)